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Upper Body Muscle Strength and Endurance in Relation to Peak Exercise Capacity during Cycling in Healthy Sedentary Male Subjects.
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PMID:  20938359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Segerström, AB, Holmbäck, AM, Elzyri, T, Eriksson, KF, Ringsberg, K, Groop, L, Thorsson, O, and Wollmer, P. Upper body muscle strength and endurance in relation to peak exercise capacity during cycling in healthy sedentary male subjects. J Strength Cond Res 25(5): 1413-1417, 2011-The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between upper body muscle strength and endurance, and exercise capacity during an incremental cycle exercise test in sedentary healthy male subjects before and after 6 months of combined supervised group training. Exercise capacity was measured as maximal oxygen consumption (&OV0312;O2peak) and maximum work rate (WRpeak). Muscle strength and endurance of the upper body were assessed by bench press and isometric measurement of trunk extensor and flexor maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and trunk extensor and flexor endurance. Thirty-one subjects were studied before and after the training period. Bench press and trunk extensor MVC correlated to exercise capacity at baseline and after training. Training improved &OV0312;O2peak and WRpeak. The correlation between trunk extensor MVC and exercise capacity improved after training. Upper body strength may affect exercise capacity by increasing the rider's ability to generate force on the handlebar that can be transmitted to the pedals. Resistance training of the arms, chest, and trunk may help improve cycling performance.
Asa B Segerström; Anna M Holmbäck; Targ Elzyri; Karl-Fredrik Eriksson; Karin Ringsberg; Leif Groop; Ola Thorsson; Per Wollmer
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1413-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Department of Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; 2Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Lund University, University Hospital Malmö, Malmö, Sweden; 3Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö, Orthopaedics, Lund University, University Hospital Malmö, Sweden; and 4Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö, Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine Unit, University Hospital Malmö, Malmö, Sweden.
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